Monday, August 15, 2016


The more he read his prepared speech, the more insane he seemed to sound. I seriously thought the mask was coming off and The Joker would be revealed!

What do I say? How do I explain what I witnessed today, I mean how can I truly describe how utterly distasteful, evil and vile his proposals were? Simply put, I sat back today to listen to Donald J. Trump's Foreign Policy address in Youngstown, Ohio. expecting it to be bad, but even I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I honestly was stunned at some of the things he was reading off the teleprompter. And for the first time, as I watched him read one of his prepared speeches, I actually believed he understood the gibberish he was spouting. Every other time, when I've watched him read a prepared statement it sounded like he was reading it for the first time. But today it sounded like what he was saying was actually coming from his viewpoint, which made this for me even scarier. 

Besides not knowing the history and completely distorting what actually occurred over the last 12 years or so, his utter lack of the facts made every single thing he said seem preposterous. Of course he blamed President Obama for the withdrawal, thats old news, completely disregarding the fact that the previous President, George W Bush had set up the deal. He signed off on it before President Obama was even sworn into office, and pretty much forced our Presidents hand. This little historic fact seems to have been forgotten in the Republican world of make believe.  
At several points in his speech I had to pause what I was witnessing and rewind it to try to take in what he was proposing. What gets me is, this is a man who preaches his love for the Constitution, yet his entire campaign has been a slap in the face to those great Americans who actually wrote the sacred words themselves. 
“In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law,” he said to around 300 invited by area GOP officials to what was billed as a major foreign policy address.
“Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country. Only those who we expect to flourish in our country – and to embrace a tolerant American society – should be issued immigrant visas.”

“Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred --" Isn't this his entire campaign? Just saying. His pitch for "extreme" vetting was hysterically laughable, many people have already come out and to say, the man himself wouldn't pass his own vetting test. 
“In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today,” Trump said. “I call it extreme, extreme vetting. Our country has enough problems. We don’t need more. And these are problems like we’ve never seen before.
“I call it extreme, extreme vetting" I call extreme bullshit! Seriously, he proposed ideas that made it sound like, no one would be allowed into our borders. Frighteningly I had a feeling that his ideological test for entry into The United States, the next step would be the "extreme vetting" of Americans who currently live in The United States. Lets starts removing those who don't agree with Donald J. Trump's definition of what it means to be an American.
But for me, the moment that made me sit up and go 'Oh my God!' was when he was discussing the Iraq oil and the insanity level went up a few degrees and his greed took over. 
"One more point on this: I have long said that we should have kept the oil in Iraq – another area where my judgement has been proven correct. According to CNN, ISIS made as much $500 million in oil sales in 2014 alone, fueling and funding its reign of terror. If we had controlled the oil, we could have prevented the rise of ISIS in Iraq – both by cutting off a major source of funding, and through the presence of U.S. forces necessary to safeguard the oil and other vital infrastructure. I was saying this constantly and to whoever would listen: keep the oil, keep the oil, keep the oil, I said – don’t let someone else get it.If they had listened to me then, we would have had the economic benefits of the oil, which I wanted to use to help take care of the wounded soldiers and families of those who died – and thousands of lives would have been saved.This proposal, by its very nature, would have left soldiers in place to guard our assets. In the old days, when we won a war, to the victor belonged the spoils. Instead, all we got from Iraq – and our adventures in the Middle East – was death, destruction and tremendous financial loss."
I was seriously not believing what I was listening too, as he was describing the oil, almost drooling over the concept of all that beautiful oil and when he uttered the expression "to the victor belonged the spoils" I screamed at my television! Isn't that what we complained about George W Bush's real reasons for attacking Iraq, their oil? Now it seems, Donald is agreeing with George W. Excuse me, sir, Mr. Trump, there's one big problem, it wasn't our oil to take! Remember, we invaded the wrong nation! I'm actually surprised our nation hasn't been taken to trial by the world court by now. Or at least the ex-President and his partner in crime. And now this ass is pissed because America didn't steal Iraq's oil. Man he does want the world to hate us! Sorry, the historic facts are, George W., invaded the wrong nation, he made an agreement to leave, we did when it told us to. A few terrorist organizations morphed into what we now call ISIS, it went to war, won the region, as Donald would say 'earned the spoils of War', the oil of course. I'm at the point where I'm shocked he hasn't started discussing using slavery to those "we" allowed to live. I think I'm being sarcastic on that one.
Donald J. Trump surely is the Ugly American! We invaded the wrong nation, and now he expects us to steal their people's oil. Isn't it enough we destroyed their nation and killed thousands upon thousands of their people. Maybe as the great builder that you are, maybe instead of building that damned wall dividing Mexico and The United States, why not instead start rebuilding cities and towns in Iraq. Just saying, we blew it up. 
But that's opening another can of worms, for another day. I mean, todays very scary but enlightening speech overshadowed what should have been the real big story, Paul Manafort's possible ties to pro-Russian political party officials.
“Government investigators examining secret records have found [Paul Manafort’s] name, as well as companies he sought business with, as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client, former President Viktor F. Yanukovych. Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau.” [NYT]
I've been saying for weeks, actually months now that something not kosher about Paul Manafort. The timing of his entering the campaign seems to correspond with the Hacking of the DNC. The man has lots of connections with Russia and it seems, since he's come on board Donald's policies have altered to benefit them. Of course when queried Paul Manafort is befuddled and angry that the media is wasting its valuable resources on this, instead of discussing Hillary's 33,000 emails. Deflect away buddy, but this scandal is the real thing, not the made up crap that Fox Faux News creates. 
Just one man's opinion 
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday,  August 15, 2016

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